Sending your Kid Off To College? How To Approach Underage Drinking


By Rachel Nania

Original Source:

College is a place filled with newfound freedoms. No one tells you when to go to bed, what time to go to class or what’s for dinner. It’s also a time to try new things — and for many young adults, that includes drinking.

More than 50% of full-time college students ages 18 to 22 reported drinking alcohol in the last month, according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health. More than 38% surveyed engaged in binge drinking.

While alcohol is often depicted as part of campus culture, George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the National Institutes of Health, said college drinking doesn’t come without…click here to continue reading